Attention Washington hunters! Do you have what it takes to be a MASTER HUNTER? Well, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has the program for you!
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“The results of marine toxin tests are in, confirming that clams are safe to eat, and clearing the way for the spring’s first razor-clam digs on ocean beaches,” reports WDFW. As a result, the season opened yesterday, March 26, and will continue through April 1 at various Washington beaches.
Oregon and Washington just adopted spring Chinook salmon and sturgeon fishing seasons for the Columbia and Willamette rivers yesterday during a joint state hearing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).
The Columbia River spring Chinook seasons are based on a forecast of 470,000 returning upriver spring Chinook, said ODFW. As a conservative measure, the two states decided to adopt a 40 percent buffer, leaving a combined harvest guideline of 17,200 fish in the sport fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam. Similarly, the sturgeon seasons are based on a recreational harvest guideline of 19,200 fish, including 3,600 in the Willamette.
Both dig openings are contingent upon marine toxin tests showing that the clams are safe to eat.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced earlier this week that a series of razor clam digs have been scheduled to begin today, Friday, October 16, on a number of Washington beaches. The scheduled digs come following multiple tests confirming safe marine toxin levels in the clams.
As of today, the following beaches are approved for clam digging*: (more…)